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Council Quick Take: September 1, 2020

Glendale’s Council Quick take is here to give you the breakdown on the City’s Weekly Council Meetings. On September 1, 2020, Council met for afternoon sessions, as well as their regularly scheduled Council Meeting.

Special Meeting: Glendale City Council

Community Development, re: Direction to Implement a Pilot Bike Share Program Shared mobility vendors have indicated that the City of Glendale is a desirable market for new mobility options. To advance this interest, the City Council on Tuesday directed staff to prepare a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) seeking shared mobility vendors. The proposal would seek to bring in at least two companies, as many as 500 shared mobility devices, and would include scooters, bikes, and electric bikes. City Council also directed staff to actively work with Metro and their bike share program to run in tandem with private vendors selected through the RFP process. View the full Report to Council.

Glendale City Council Meeting

Consent Items

The following consent items were approved through one motion by Council:

4a. City Clerk, re: Minutes of the Special and Regular City Council Meetings of August 4, 2020

4b. City Clerk, re: Contract for FY 20-21 Legal Advertising for the City of Glendale

4c. Police Department, re: 2020-2021 Grant from the State of California Office of Traffic Safety, Selective Traffic Enforcement Program, for distracted driving, Vehicle Code, bicycle, pedestrian, and driving under the influence violations

4d. Police Department, re: 2020 COPS Hiring Grant, Request for Authorization to Accept Grant Funds in the amount of $250,000 with matching funds in the amount of $751,920 for a 3-year award period to be used to hire two new officers to increase community policing and crime prevention efforts

Action Items

Management Services, re: The Establishment of a Sustainability Commission The Glendale City Council approved the motion directing staff to prepare an ordinance to amend the Glendale Municipal Code to establish a Sustainability Commission. The City Council provided guidance to the stated purpose and function of the Sustainability Commission. Staff will prepare an ordinance to be brought back to Glendale City Council for consideration and adoption. View the full Report to Council

Police Department, re: Police Department Taser Replacement The Glendale Police Department (GPD) has always included de-escalation as an important part of their written policies and training. Tasers are used as a lifesaving device to de-escalate a threat as they are a less lethal option that reduces the risk of serious bodily harm. GPD currently has 170 field officers equipped with the Axon Taser model X26P developed by Axon Enterprise Inc. (Axon). Each field officer is assigned a Taser in the Axon management system for accountability and evidential purposes. The Department’s existing Tasers have reached the end of their useful life and are in need of replacement.

The Glendale City Council approved GPD’s request authorizing the City Manager, or her designee, to enter into a five (5) year agreement with Axon Enterprise Inc. to replace Tasers utilized by the department (which have reached the end of their useful life) along with the related equipment and licenses. View the full Report to Council

The scheduled Housing Authority and Glendale City Council meetings for September 8, 2020 have been cancelled. Both meetings will resume on Tuesday September 15, 2020. Glendale City Council Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 6:00pm. Glendale Housing Authority and Special City Council meetings are also held on Tuesdays at 3:00pm.

The meeting can be viewed on local cable: Charter Cable Channel 6 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99. Meetings can also be streamed online by visiting our Public Meeting Portal, or by tuning in to our YouTube channel.


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